Monday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium
ANNE-MARIE THIESSE Directrice de recherche, CNRS; author of Faire les Français: quelle identité nationale ? (Stock, 2010)
Histoire et identité nationale: enjeux politiques de la France actuelle
In French. Thursday, May 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Gala Benefit honoring
BENJAMIN MILLEPIED Principal dancer at New York City Ballet; choreographer and JEAN-FRANCOIS DUBOS Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Vivendi
Tickets are $750. ($600 tax deductible) or $1000. ($850 tax deductible). Contact: Director, La Maison Française, (212-998-8751) or firstname.lastname@example.org Location:NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washington South) Black Tie / Festive Attire.Seating is limited.
Mr. Dubos and Mr. Millepied will receive the Medal of Honor of the Center for French Civilization and Culture of New York University.
This Gala Benefit, held to raise funds for its program of lectures, conferences, symposia, art exhibits, films, concerts, theater, and special events, will take place in the penthouse of NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washington South), beginning with a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and presentations will proceed at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Millepied will speak about his recent choreographic work.
Honorary patrons of the event include H.E. Ambassador François Delattre; French Consul General Philippe Lalliot; Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy Antonin Baudry, and NYU's President, John Sexton. Monday, May 9, 7 :00 p.m. Florence Gould Event
PIERRE ASSOULINE Writer; biographer; author of Hergé, The Man who Created Tintin; Simenon, A Biography; Gaston Gallimard: A Half-Century of French Publishing; journalist, blogger, La République des livres
Hergé et Tintin
EDITH PIAF Photographs by HUGUES VASSAL
The exhibition continues through May 13 Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The French photographer Hugues Vassal, one of the creators of the Gamma photo agency, became a close friend of the singer in the last seven years of her life, documenting her public and private moments.
Americans speaking to other Americans… but in French! From Brooklyn to San Francisco and from Boston to Minneapolis and Ville Platte (Louisiana), many radio stations and shows are now broadcast in French.